Archive | May 19, 2015

30 days of Devotion – Brighid – Day 22

  1. A quote, a poem, or piece of writing that you think this deity resonates strongly

This was worded very oddly but it would be her ancient chant and the genealogy of Brighid probably.

Every day and every night that I say the geneology of Brighid

I shall not be killed

I shall not be harmed

I shall not be put into a cell

I shall not be wounded

No fire, no sun, no moon shall burn me

No lake, no water, no sea shall drown me.

For I am the child of Poetry,

Poetry, child of Reflection,

Reflection, child of Meditation,

Meditation, child of Lore,

Lore, child of Research,

Research, child of Great Knowledge,

Great Knowledge, child of Intelligence,

Intelligence, child of Comprehension,

Comprehension, child of Wisdom,

Wisdom, child of Brighid.

Carmina Gaedelica edited by Lunea Weatherstone

May my words be as considered as poetry,

May I reflect on all I do or say,

May I meditate on those things important spiritually

May I seek to know more of the lore

May I research what I am curious about and what will enable me to grow

May I seek to know great knowledge,

May I acknowledge the intelligence of others

May I comprehend what I seek to learn and apply those lessons

May I know that seeking wisdom is not the same as being wise.

May I be a child of Brighid.


Brighid, bean-oirdheirc

Lasrach grad

Fetaim lasrach soillse

Thoir cuireadh sinne

ris a’ bheatha


Brighid, Sublime Woman

Quick flame

Long may you burn bright!

You give us the invitation

to life everlasting




Do you hear the trees speaking?


Do you hear the wind calling?


Do you hear your blood singing?


Do you hear the birds calling?


Do you hear it?


The world is calling you


Have you answered?

Kat 2015

Gay Pay for Straight Work

Gender & Society

By Sean Waite and Nicole Denier

Over the last two decades there has been a growing interest in the labor market outcomes of gay men and lesbians. It has long been acknowledged that labor markets are stratified along multiple dimensions, such as gender, race and nativity. More recently new data has shed light on how labor market opportunities and rewards may also differ by sexual orientation. So far research has generally found that gay men earn less than straight men and lesbians earn more than straight women (in our work we show that this still means earning less than all men).

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Three of Cups 

Celebration within a communal group or family, welcoming the coming of new life or good fortune. The successful return after migration or travel by a tribe or grouping. 

Happy and creative friendships, community, warmth, fun; a bonding on many levels.

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